Yes! There is a Santa Claus; photo by Valerie Miller.
Here is the latest information about our church and its beloved community. This information is being furnished as there was a suggestion for a note to be sent to advise congregants about our upcoming worship services and events. Hope that this is helpful to you.
If you would like to receive our weekly Summerland Church Meetings newsletter by email please add your name to the list here: https://www.summerlandchurchoflight.org/our-church-services.html#emaillist
Wednesday December 20 @ 7:00 PM
Meditation & Blessings with Debbie L.
Come join Debbie as she guides you through a peaceful, deep meditation.
Her words and the background music will take your troubles away. Donations accepted.
• Debbie's weekly meditation is offered every Wednesday evening unless otherwise specified.
Email her for the Zoom link for each meditation here.
Image: Crystal ball; photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash.
Thursday December 21 @ 7:30 PM Zoom
Mediumship Development Meetup
Season of Gift Giving
Hi, everyone. For our Mediumship Class on Thursday on Zoom, we will be working with the energies of gift giving. Traditionally, this is the season of giving gifts. What gifts do our loved ones in spirit want to give us and what do we want to give to them?
••• Please email our church in advance for the Zoom link: email@example.com
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
••• Please contact Frank before Thursday, 2 pm, to let him know if you are coming or not.: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to attend this Meetup and are younger than 18 years of age, Frank must receive permission from your parents or guardian in writing in an email prior to the Meetup.
••• The cost for this class is $10.00, or $6.00 if that is more affordable. Please pay on our website at this link:
Frank Kotowski is facilitating this mediumship group, which is open to both SCOL members and non members. These classes are to help you build your intuitive and mediumistic abilities. Beginners are welcome!
Image: Photo by Jess Bailey on Unsplash.
Thursday December 21
Winter Solstice 22:27 EST
Holiday and Solstice Greetings
Watercolor background image by Freepik.
Saturday December 23 Zoom
Holiday Church Service @ 12:00 PM noon
NOTE OPENING TIME—12:00 PM: ROOM OPEN FOR
VERBAL CHAT AMONG PARTICIPANTS, ALL UNMUTED.
12:15 PM: START OF SERVICE, ALL ARE MUTED.
PLEASE BE ON TIME. THANKS!
Presider: Valerie Miller
Meditation: Camille Johnson
Spiritual Address: Rev. Frank Kotowski
Spirit Messages: Rev. Frank Kotowski & others
Our annual special service with candle lighting ceremony and holiday hymns and songs.
Please have a candle, real or battery operated, for lighting ceremony.
Thank you !!
We are asking for love donations at this time during our online and hybrid church services to support our work and to allow us to continue through these troubling times. We are meeting less often in person so we have less opportunity to collect donations in person to help us with ongoing operating expenses that need to be paid: partial rent, full insurance, Zoom fees, payment to the national organization, to name a few.
Scroll to 'Online Church Service'.
This Full Moon is about balancing our commitment to our career and families. Something has been building inside of us, and now is the time when the energy of the cosmos fairly demands that we let it out. Over the next two weeks, we will discover what this means for us. For now, we can’t sit on our feelings. We need to express them.
This is a time to clear up past patterns that have been holding us back from personal fulfillment, particularly those that are home or family-centered or that revolve around our work-home balance and attitudes toward comfort and responsibility.
Something is exposed or illuminated, prompting us to get in touch with those things in our personal lives that we may have been neglecting or putting off. With so much attention to our relationships, careers, and personal plans these days, a push for considering our emotional needs occurs now.
This Wolf Moon harmonizes with Jupiter and Saturn, and we’re ready to produce. Our revelations are pivotal and growth-oriented, even if we’re temporarily focusing on the past.
This phase of the Moon occurs at 4 degrees and 58 minutes of Cancer, opposite the Sun at the same degree of Capricorn, affecting people with personal planets and points at approximately 1 to 9 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn). https://cafeastrology.com/events/full-moon-on-december-26-2023/
Image: Winter scene over the rooftops of a snow covered village with full moon, 1898. Public domain.
After service last Saturday, Dec. 16, nine of us went out to lunch at Lake Grove Diner for fellowship, a meal, and holiday cheer!! 🌻💞🍽️☕🎄
Saturday December 30 Zoom
End of Year Memorial Service @ 12:00 PM noon
We will have a Reading of Names for those who have transitioned (died) in 2023 (including pets).
Please send names to our church by Wednesday, Dec.27: email@example.com
See poster below.
Saturday January 6 Hybrid
Service at UUFSB @ 10:30 AM
Saturday January 13 Zoom
Service at 12 PM noon
MESSAGE CIRCLE AFTER SERVICE
Saturday January 20 Hybrid
Service at UUFSB @ 10:30 AM
Saturday January 27 Zoom
Service at 12 PM noon
Tuesday February 13 Zoom
Meditation & Messages @ 7:30 PM
"Meditation and Messages" occurs on the second Tuesday of the month, each month, from 7:30 to 8:45 pm. A 20-30 minute meditation will be followed by 45 minutes of spirit messages. All guests can give messages, as in a Message Circle, under the guidance of Frank.If there is time at the end of each class, there will be a discussion on topics related to Spiritualism and Spirituality. People of all faiths and philosophies are welcome.
The next class will be on Tuesday, February 13.
For more information see poster here: https://www.summerlandchurchoflight.org/payments--donations.html#Meditation&Messages
In-Person Mediumship Meetup on Tuesdays: We have decided to suspend in-person mediumship classes at UUFSB until there is more interest for those wishing to attend.
Two In-Person SCOL Services a Month Now: Our church is having two hybrid services (services that are in-person at UUFSB and also live-streamed on Zoom) a month now. They are usually on the first and third Saturdays of the month, but this may not always be the case.
Our next Hybrid services will be on January 6 and 20. If anything changes concerning our in-person services, we will let you know.
At this point, we are not requiring you to wear a mask but you may certainly do so. (Health protocols may change due to changing NY state and UUFSB mandates.) The room for our services in the Religious Education wing has two portable air-purifying systems that will be used during the time we are there.
We require a minimum of four people to attend (not counting the platform workers and helpers). Please let us know if you can commit to coming, and how often, to our hybrid services. Also, we are looking for more people to serve at our hybrid services. If you have an interest in offering a Spiritual Address, offering a guided meditation, or being a greeter, please let us know in an email. Please email our church with your reply or for any questions you may have: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spiritual Healing Requests
Spirit healings result from law-governed forces being put into operation following the sending forth of a thought directive (prayer). Spirit guides and doctors will diagnose the trouble and its cause, attention being directed to overcoming the cause, and then removing the symptoms.
Please set time aside each day to send healing thoughts for each of those listed below, that they may receive from Spirit that which is for their highest and best needs. Your healing prayers are needed and benefit others in ways we may never know.
To request that a name or situation be placed on this healing list, please send a
note to email@example.com
Ann G. Danielle S.
David B. Doris K.
Sade Hanahn Daziah
Joshua (transitioned) and mom Tracey
Amy and daughter Alison
Simone M. Dorothy M. (transitioned)
Stephanie S. and daughter Ryan
Michael D. Fran D.
Linda & Larry B. Yvette O.
Amy, Bill, Parker, and Jacob
Rhonda Connie R.
Becky W. Nancy D.
Matt F. Tony F.
Amy V. Ashley (transitioned)
Panagiota M. Yorgos M.
Theresa D. Ronn (transitioned) and Alisha
Christine S. Bob J., Camille and Chrissy
Prayers for all those who have experienced violence and abuse.
Prayers for areas affected by recent natural disasters around the globe.
Prayers for all those who are affected by recent and on-going wars.
Prayer for the Middle East
Creator, you are our Provider and Healer. We pray that Your timely help and support reach all who are in need. There is so much sorrow, pain, and conflict across the Middle East. We pray for leaders throughout the region and ask You to turn their minds and hearts toward peace.
Online prayer modified by Valerie.
Laughing dove in Gaza; photo by براء حبوش Baraa Haboush on Unsplash.
As the year comes to an end we would like to thank our
Church Members, Associate Members and Friends of
Summerland for all your donations we have received
throughout the year.
We sincerely appreciate your support which allows us
to continue our work and to serve you better.
In the coming months, may you receive tenfold and
more of the abundance you have given us in prosperity,
health, and love.
In peace and harmony,